54321 Gets New Host

54321 Gets New Host


Singing Star Files Her First 54321 Red Carpet Report On Friday

Rest assured, Kimberly Caldwell fans. She’s back. The Texan songstress may have been voted off the American Idol stage, but she is sure to make her mark as the newest member of the Fox Sports Net extreme sports show, 54321. Caldwell, a recent finalist on the popular FOX show, joins 54321 as a special correspondent where she will handle the entertainment scene from the red carpet at movie premieres to backstage at concerts.

Since its debut in January 2003, 54321 has quickly become the premier destination for extreme sports athletes and fans alike. Every weekday at 5:30 PM (local time), the 30-minute show mixes fresh video from the hottest skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, BMX and motocross events throughout the world with features, profiles, in-studio guests and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the lifestyle and trends that these sports envelop.

Beginning this week, Caldwell returns to the bright lights, this time with a 54321 microphone in-hand. She reports from behind-the-scenes at the biggest events in the entertainment business and takes viewers inside the personalities, music, movies and fashions that are part of the extreme sports world. Caldwell makes her first appearance on 54321 with a red carpet report at the X 2 premiere at Mann’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood airing on Friday, May 2. In addition, she’ll cover upcoming events including the Eco-Challenge Playboy Extreme Team premiere and the Deep Down concert at the Whiskey in Hollywood.

“Without a doubt, Kimberly exudes star power, said 54321 Executive Producer John Johnston. “She captures the energy, spirit and confidence that is part of the extreme sports genre. Her expertise in the music scene also provides a great deal of credibility to the entertainment pieces that are featured on 54321.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of 54321, said Caldwell. “To go from singing in front of millions of people, to interviewing movie stars on the red carpet, is a dream come true. I am thankful for this great opportunity and hope to have an instant impact on the show.

The 21-year-old entertainer joins hosts Leeann Tweeden, Kip Williamson and Chad Towersey as well as fellow correspondent Angela Sun on the program.

Caldwell has been on stage since her fifth birthday. The Katy, Texas native is a five-time winner on Star Search, the most wins ever in the junior vocalist category. She made it as one of the top 15 finalists on the WB reality series Pop Stars and has performed on stage at the Grand Ole Opry, Country Tonite Theater and Grand Casino. She cites her favorite moment as singing for George and Barbara Bush’s 50th wedding anniversary celebration.

Fox Sports Net reaches more than 79 million homes through its network of 21 regional sports channels. FSN, based in Los Angeles, serves as the cable TV home to 67 of the 80 MLB, NHL and NBA teams based in the United States, and produces over 4,700 live events each year. In addition to home team games, FSN telecasts a wide variety of national sports events and programming, including BEST DAMN SPORTS SHOW PERIOD and 54321. For the latest up-to-the-minute sports news and opinions, visit the FOX Sports/Fox Sports Net website at www.FOXsports.com.